If you have been charged with a criminal offense, the Northern Kentucky criminal justice system can be a frightening and bewildering place.  It may seem like the world has crumbled around you – and you find yourself on unfamiliar ground.  My name is Mike Bouldin, – and as a Northern Kentucky Criminal Defense Lawyer, I understand your predicament and can relate to how you are feeling. Call 859-581-6453.

The good news is that you don’t have to go-it alone.  I have helped thousands of clients over the last 19 years and can help to guide you, assist you, and most importantly, stand up for your rights.

In fact, in the criminal justice system, you are innocent until proven guilty.  The evidence that prosecutors present in your case must show beyond a reasonable doubt that you have committed a crime.

That’s where a highly experienced criminal defense attorney can help.

If you are a suspect in a criminal case, been charged with a crime or have been arrested, contact me immediately at 859-581-6453 (581-MIKE). Often times, the sooner I’m able to get involved in a criminal case….the better the results are for our clients.

I promise to explain the law impacting your case and to advise you of exactly what your options are.  I will also clearly let you know what the likely outcome of your case will be, based on my experience.

While handling your case in court, I will challenge the prosecution and present a well researched argument on your behalf to the judge and jury.  And I will keep you informed on the progress of your case every step of the way.

While you are here, take a look to the right.  If you have a question about a specific criminal issue, type the question in the box near the top.  If I’ve covered the subject on this website, I hope to have an answer for you.

Or, you can simply click on the Category to the right which matches your issue – and then review the information that is presented.

As a criminal attorney in Northern Kentucky, I have the knowledge of relevant case law and the proven ability to work smartly on your behalf with our criminal justice system .  If you have been arrested, cited, or are a target of a criminal investigation, now is the time to seek the counsel of a qualified criminal defense right now.

Call me at 859 581 6453 (581-MIKE), or e-mail at .


What Is Illegal Access to a Computer?

by Michael Bouldin on May 14, 2014

Kentucky law makes illegal unlawful access or use of a computer.  The charges can range from a B misdemeanor for Unlawful access to a computer from 1st to 4th degree as well as unlawful use of computer information.  All crimes are located in the Offenses to Property by Fraud section 434 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

KRS defines illegal use of a computer as follows:

434.845 – Unlawful access to a computer in the first degree.
(1) A person is guilty of unlawful access to a computer in the first degree when he or she, without the effective consent of the owner, knowingly and willfully, directly or indirectly accesses, causes to be accessed, or attempts to access any computer software, computer program, data, computer, computer system, computer network, or any part thereof, for the purpose of:
(a) Devising or executing any scheme or artifice to defraud; or

(b) Obtaining money, property, or services for themselves or another by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises.

(2) Unlawful access to a computer in the first degree is a Class C felony.

A class C felony is punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

If you have been charged with unlawful access to a computer or any other crime in Northern Kentucky, you should speak with an attorney.  For consultation in Northern Kentucky, call Michael Bouldin at 859-581-6453 or email at [email protected].


Out of State Arrest or Citation in Kentucky

May 5, 2014

If you receive a citation for or criminal charge in Kentucky and you do not reside in the state, you should first talk with and hire a local attorney.  A criminal defense attorney can often handle misdemeanor cases without the necessity of appearance by the Defendant.  In felony cases, the experienced attorney can minimize the […]

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What to Do if You Got DUI In Covington, KY

April 28, 2014

If you were arrested or received a DUI citation in Covington, Kentucky you will appear in the Kenton District Court.  First appearance, also known as arraignment, may be via video if you are not released prior to the court call.  If you are not on video from the jail, you will appear in Courtroom 1A at […]

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What Do Bank Robbery, DUI, Assault and 320 lbs of Marijuana Have In Common?

April 22, 2014

Just a normal Tuesday in the life of a criminal defense attorney.  Having practiced criminal defense law in Northern Kentucky and Ohio for nearly 20 years, I feel that my life is far from boring. My morning started with arraignments for a client charged with second offense DUI and another client accused of child abuse, […]

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Why Kentucky Heroin Bill Failed

April 18, 2014

As a criminal defense lawyer in Northern Kentucky I have a unique opportunity to perceive the problem with heroin on a daily basis throughout Boone, Grant, Campbell, Kenton and other counties around the state. The proposed SB5 passed the Senate 36-1 but died in the House. I have seen FaceBook posts outraged by the political process and […]

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What Is Drug Paraphernalia?

April 16, 2014

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, commonly referred to as PDP, is a crime in and of itself in Kentucky.  In Northern Kentucky, the crime of PDP is typically charged in connection with a possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana or trafficking.  If you have been charged, you need a criminal defense attorney. Pursuant to KRS […]

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Can Inmates Assign Power of Attorney?

April 14, 2014

Many times an inmate will appoint a POA to handle their financial affairs during periods of incarceration.  A Power of Attorney (POA) can be immediate or may only be valid during those times of incarceration.  Criminal defendants should discuss how their financial affairs may be administered if they are going to spend time in jail […]

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Do Any Attorneys Practice Divorce and Criminal Law?

April 9, 2014

I have been practicing both criminal law (see blog) and divorce/domestic or family law (see blog) in Northern Kentucky for nearly 19 years.  Many practitioners choose to practice one or the other for any number of reasons.  Many criminal law attorneys hate the needy nature of many domestic clients.  Many family law attorneys do not […]

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What Are Penalties for Code Violations?

April 3, 2014

Penalties for Code violations vary widely from $25 – $500 and from 0 – 30 – 360 days of incarceration.  Violations of city codes are often filed as criminal complaints against the alleged violator.  As such, if you are charged with violation of a city code, you should speak to a criminal defense attorney.  In some […]

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What is a City Code Violation?

April 2, 2014

Violations of city codes are often filed as criminal complaints against the alleged violator.  As such, if you are charged with violation of a city code, you should speak to a criminal defense attorney.  In some cases the violations, such as noise or junk on your lawn, may initially be charged as a warning citation […]

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